03 April 2012
NMB48 Kenkyusei Ishikawa Kokoro to Graduate
As announced on April 2, NMB48 3rd Generation Kenkyusei Ishikawa Kokoro will graduate from the group on April 28th. The reason given is the same as for all NMB48 graduations so far: she wants to focus on her studies.
Ishikawa Kokoro is the first 3rd Generation member to graduate. This generation just debuted in February and is currently preparing for their first stage [Aitakatta], a remake of Team A's 2nd Stage, scheduled to start April 29, the day after Kokoro's graduation.
The 3rd Generation members haven't done much yet, so I can't say much about this news other than that I was interested in Kokoro. Her graduation comes quite fast, so maybe she just realized NMB48 is not what she wants to do. Anyways, all the best to her.